Video: Israeli soldiers beat Palestinian in Hebron
Video footage which reached B’Tselem shows a large group of soldiers violently dragging a Palestinian youth. A Hebron resident began recording the incident after hearing the youth crying out in pain. The violent incident took place on Friday, 8 Dec. 2017, on Wadi al-Tufah Street in the city of Hebron. Demonstrations were held that day across the Occupied Territories, including in Hebron, to protest U.S. President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Very recently, when closing the investigation against the spokesperson of Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence, senior State Attorney officials tried to create the false impression that acts of violence by soldiers against Palestinians are an anomaly which always prompts an investigation.
On 22 December 2017, media reports stated that an MPIU investigation had been launched.